Can I replace this Graphics card, and what do i replace it with?

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#1 Posted by Lyncaster (217 posts) -

Here is my laptop:http://www.amazon.com/Dell-Inspiron-i17R-2895SLV-17-Inch-Laptop/dp/B0081YPUTI/ref=pd_cp_pc_1

I has an Intel HD4000 graphics card.

Could i replace it?

And what graphics card would I need?

Anything on here?

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=amb_link_366032582_18?ie=UTF8&bbn=284822&field-pct-off-mp-owner=20-&rh=i%3Acomputers%2Cn%3A172282%2Cn%3A!493964%2Cn%3A541966%2Cn%3A193870011%2Cn%3A284822%2Cp_6%3AATVPDKIKX0DER%2Cn%3A!493964%2Cn%3A!493964&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-8&pf_rd_r=0FM0GA9N4SW37VEPZMW6&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=1415807302&pf_rd_i=384082011

#2 Posted by jakes456 (1437 posts) -

yeah you could replace with a desktop. you can't upgrade that brick.

#3 Posted by Lyncaster (217 posts) -

yeah you could replace with a desktop. you can't upgrade that brick.

jakes456
I've heard of external graphics card, but I've also heard that they aren't safe..? i mean I'm not complaining, I can max Dishonored with >40 fps, and JC2 on Medium/High. Just wondering
#4 Posted by JigglyWiggly_ (23604 posts) -

Can't upgrade that laptop gpu.

#5 Posted by Lyncaster (217 posts) -
Alright, but like i said, I've heard of external graphics card, but I've also heard that they aren't safe.
#6 Posted by ionusX (25716 posts) -

Alright, but like i said, I've heard of external graphics card, but I've also heard that they aren't safe.Lyncaster
external graphics are in such a state of universal infancy. the moeny you would spend wouldnt be worth it

#7 Posted by Lyncaster (217 posts) -
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=amb_link_366032582_18?ie=UTF8&bbn=284822&field-pct-off-mp-owner=20-&rh=i%3Acomputers%2Cn%3A172282%2Cn%3A!493964%2Cn%3A541966%2Cn%3A193870011%2Cn%3A284822%2Cp_6%3AATVPDKIKX0DER%2Cn%3A!493964%2Cn%3A!493964&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-8&pf_rd_r=0FM0GA9N4SW37VEPZMW6&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=1415807302&pf_rd_i=384082011 Something along the lines of this wouldnt work, even if I used an external monitor?
#8 Posted by superclocked (5823 posts) -
[QUOTE="Lyncaster"]http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=amb_link_366032582_18?ie=UTF8&bbn=284822&field-pct-off-mp-owner=20-&rh=i%3Acomputers%2Cn%3A172282%2Cn%3A!493964%2Cn%3A541966%2Cn%3A193870011%2Cn%3A284822%2Cp_6%3AATVPDKIKX0DER%2Cn%3A!493964%2Cn%3A!493964&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-8&pf_rd_r=0FM0GA9N4SW37VEPZMW6&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=1415807302&pf_rd_i=384082011 Something along the lines of this wouldnt work, even if I used an external monitor?

You would have to use an m-PCIE adapter, but the bandwidth would be extremely limited. It wouldn't be worth it IMO...
#9 Posted by Lyncaster (217 posts) -
Ah.. Well all I would need is an adapter and a video card and i would be set?
#10 Posted by Bishop1310 (1108 posts) -

Ah.. Well all I would need is an adapter and a video card and i would be set?Lyncaster


yes........but the usb interface will slow down the performance so much that it's pretty much a waste, and you won't get much improvment over your HD4000..you could end up spending 120 bucks for a video card and 45 for an adapter and only gain 5% in terms of performance... is that really worth 165 - 200 bucks?

Thats your call.

#11 Posted by adamosmaki (9652 posts) -
Ah.. Well all I would need is an adapter and a video card and i would be set?Lyncaster
1. the usb interface is to slow so getting an external GPU you will see mininal if any improvements over HD4000 2. Its an expensive solution since it could cost $250-300 and that with a low-mid end 7750 All in all you are seeing 0-10% perfrormance gains at a $250 budget
#12 Posted by General_X (9031 posts) -
If you're truly interested in gaming at high quality I would suggest saving your money for a desktop that can be upgraded easily and relatively cheaply in the future when the parts get outdated, as opposed to a laptop where you have to toss out the whole thing once the parts get dated. As it is now there is no way to expand that laptops capabilities a significant amount that are worth the cost.
#13 Posted by blaznwiipspman1 (6047 posts) -

no bro gg, u shoulda bought an AMD laptop for gaming, their grapics cards are much stronger....though their cpu's do suck.

#14 Posted by Kinthalis (5322 posts) -

no bro gg, u shoulda bought an AMD laptop for gaming, their grapics cards are much stronger....though their cpu's do suck.

blaznwiipspman1

Do they really suck? Yes, they aren't going to beat Intel at any synthetic benchmark, and at some rela world applications, but the difference in gaming is negligeable.

#15 Posted by DoomZaW (6471 posts) -

no bro gg, u shoulda bought an AMD laptop for gaming, their grapics cards are much stronger....though their cpu's do suck.

blaznwiipspman1

that's like saying that you should rather bring an Audi A3 to an F1 race instead of a VW. One might be faster than the other, but at the given terms, both of them are pretty useless.

#16 Posted by Lyncaster (217 posts) -

[QUOTE="blaznwiipspman1"]

no bro gg, u shoulda bought an AMD laptop for gaming, their grapics cards are much stronger....though their cpu's do suck.

DoomZaW

that's like saying that you should rather bring an Audi A3 to an F1 race instead of a VW. One might be faster than the other, but at the given terms, both of them are pretty useless.

Well I can game nicely on mine.. :( I mostly play indy games and one or two 'Big Budget" games a year (Dishonored and HitMan) Both of which my laptop can A. Max out with 35-40fps and B.run at 30-35 on medium..
#17 Posted by Lyncaster (217 posts) -
I was just wondering for the future. next Christmas I am getting a nice desktop when I get a job next summer, combined with Christmas money Being 16 and in school sucks money wise :P